Be one of the first to catch a brand new production of Rossini‘s opera Guillaume Tell at the Royal Opera House.
Overseen by Italian director Damiano Michieletto (who is making his Royal Opera House debut), this last and arguably grandest of Rossini’s works hasn’t been seen on the Covent Garden stage since 1992.
It follows the adventures of William Tell, the Swiss hero who will stop at nothing to try and free his people from the repressive Austrian occupation. After assisting a Swiss prisoner to escape the cruel Austrian justice system, Tell finds himself in the sights of the sadistic governor known as Gesler. Following the famous scene in which Tell is made to shoot an apple from the head of his son, Tell is arrested. With his fellow revolutionaries the only force that can save him, the fate of Swiss liberty hangs in the balance.
Brimming with exceptional music and evocative locations, this opulent work shows off Rossini at the peak of his powers.